Dr. Charlie Burry, Principal

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Charlie Burry

Dr. Charlie Burry, Jr. is a 1969 graduate of Hartsville High School.  He received his B.A. degree in History in 1973 from Furman University, a Master of Education (M.Ed.) degree from Francis Marion University in 1976, and in 1993 completed his Doctor of Education (Ed.D.) degree in Curriculum and Instruction from the University of South Carolina.  Dr. Burry began his teaching and coaching career in 1973 with the Department of Juvenile Justice at the South Carolina School for Boys in Florence, SC as a Physical Education teacher and at Francis Marion as a graduate assistant basketball coach.  After three years with DJJ, he taught social studies and coached basketball and football at Gilbert High School in Lexington County for two years before returning to Hartsville in 1978.  Dr. Burry taught US History and Sociology for nine years at Hartsville High School, was a guidance counselor for 17 years, and is now in his fourteenth year as principal of Hartsville High School.  He coached in the Red Fox football program for 26 years, serving as a varsity assistant from 1987 through 2003, and coached basketball and tennis at other times during a 31-year coaching career prior to becoming principal.  He is currently serving as the AAAA Representative on the Executive Committee of the South Carolina High School League.  Dr. Burry is married to the former Debby Sturgeon of Columbia, SC, who is a retired registered nurse.  They have two daughters, Beth and Caye, both graduates of Hartsville High School and Furman University.